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    problem installing along win8

    I know i have well over 100gb of space , but disk management will not let me shrink the c drive partition to create a partition for the ubuntu installtion, microsoft tech support would gladly help for 100$,just wondering if anyone here can help instead.

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    Re: problem installing along win8

    You can't shrink the Windows partition inside Windows, because it's currently in use.

    I would suggest booting with a LiveCD of a partition editor. GParted, maybe - someone might confirm this.

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    Re: problem installing along win8

    Windows Disk Cleanup tool to houseclean
    defrag at least twice
    #Partitioning generally better
    Windows Vista - partition your hard drive using Disk Management, if XP use Gparted
    25GB at an absolute minimum
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...uacy-problems/

    Older on Vista, but many of the same issues.
    Some of the Windows third party tools may work. Gparted also may work but a few have had issues.
    After any NTFS partition size change it needs to reboot and run chkdsk and make other fixes.

    Do you also have the 4 primary partition limit issue?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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